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How to Deploy OmniCenter Using VMware vSphere

Deployment Options

Once you’ve received your email containing your pin, evaluation license and deployment link, you have two options for deploying OmniCenter with vSphere:

  • Deploy with a vSphere Windows client directly into your vSphere infrastructure.
  • Deploy with a vSphere web client into a datacenter.

OmniCenter is supplied as an OVA file intended to be imported as an OVF Template into vCenter vSphere. Downloading and extracting the OVA is not necessary, as vSphere will handle these operations for you. Deploying the OmniCenter virtual machine is incredibly simple, just be sure to follow the instructions for your vSphere client. Use the table of contents at right to jump directly to the instructions that apply to you.

To Deploy with a vSphere Windows Client

These instructions are for the Windows client of vSphere only, and are not intended for use with the web client. It’s expected that you are familiar with the operation of your client.

The template selector in the vSphere Windows client.
  1. From the vSphere client main menu, select File → Deploy OVF Template.
  2. Copy the URL from the email you received and paste it into the source field of the deployment dialog and click Next.
  3. The vSphere client will download the OVA, extract the OVF template and deploy it automatically.

It’s as simple as that. Your new OmniCenter VM will now appear in vSphere ready to be started. Proceed to the Finished section below.

To Deploy with a vSphere Web Client

These instructions are for the web client of vSphere only, and are not intended for use with the Windows client. It’s expected that you are familiar with the operation of your client.

The vSphere web client showing the Actions menu.
  1. In the web client, select the “VMs and Templates” tab.
  2. Select the datacenter where you wish to deploy OmniCenter.
  3. From the Actions dropdown menu, select Actions → Deploy OVF Template…
  4. Copy the URL from the email you received and paste it into the source field of the deployment dialog and click Next.
  5. The vSphere client will acquire the OVA, extract the OVF template and deploy it automatically.

It’s as simple as that. Your new OmniCenter VM will now appear in vSphere ready to be started. Start the VM and run the OmniCenter setup wizard.

Updated on January 22, 2019

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